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The annual Grangeville co-ed softball summer league wrapped with a day-long tournament last Saturday, Aug. 8, during which the Skillz and Koos…

The 2020 edition of the Walt Luman Memorial held last weekend at Grangeville Country Club saw a full field of golfers in two-man pairings, whi…

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ELK CITY -- Lots of people turned out for the annal Elk City Days celebration. Enjoy the photos. I will have the winners of the logging event in next week’s column. Would love to have others send me their photos for our historical records – even past years. I plan on printing a few from each…

RIGGINS -- My quote for the week: “I will teach you in a room. I will teach you now on Zoom. I will teach you in your house. I will teach you with a mouse. I will teach you here or there. I will teach you because I care.” Tough decisions are being made by teachers and parents, administrators…

    The Idaho County Free Press is seeking a White Bird-area person to cover the news as a correspondent. This includes getting news and photos in of what is happening in your area and being published weekly in the print edition as well as on-line. If you are interested in this job, contact news…

    CLEARWATER VALLLEY -- On a recent Sunday, I spent the afternoon in the Kooskia Park. I have stopped there during the week, but I didn’t realize how many people enjoy it on a sunny, summer, Sunday afternoon. In the few hours I was there, several small family groups enjoyed a picnic by the riv…

    COTTONWOOD -- Bishop Peter Christensen blessed the new construction at St. John Bosco Academy on Sunday, Aug. 9 with a group of approximately 32 students and their families in attendance. The new wing will include three classrooms, a larger daycare, and a larger chapel. Bishop Peter stood at…

    ELK CITY – The historic Elk City Days celebration in Idaho County will continue this year amid COVID-19 guidelines. Festivities are planned this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8. Whether you want to watch the parade or compete in the logging show, organizers say there is sure to be fun for ever…

    Opinion

    In case you missed it, Governor DeWine of Ohio tested positive for COVID last week just before meeting with President Trump. So, he had another test "considered more accurate" and tested negative. Is this how it works? Test until you get the desired result? Waste effort and dollars with a "l…

    Yesterday I gave notice at work because I refuse to follow a new mask mandate the USPS is now instituting. I have worked this job for five and a half years and never took a sick day. However, when the world has gone topsy turvy and you are told to either wear the mask or else...this is no lo…

    As positivity rates of the dangerous COVID-19 virus continue to increase in many Idaho communities, the course of action for public schools in those areas is clear—school buildings in communities considered “hot spots” should remain closed and districts should shift to online instruction.

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